90 days. Flattened, round 6-8 lb heads are white inside, wrapped on the outside with well-savoyed, blue-green leaves. Good heat tolerance, and makes especially beautiful heads in the fall. Plant produces a very delicious and sweet cabbage. Used fresh to make coles, or steamed, used in stir fry, or used to make sauerkraut. Plant is hardy and easy to grow. Suitable for home gardens and market growers. 100+ Organic seeds.
~ planting ~
When to sow outside: 10 to 12 weeks before average first fall frost. When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost for spring planting, or 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outdoors for fall crop. Start in pulp pots that go directly in the ground for minimal transplant shock. Plants may bolt if exposed to prolonged temperatures below 50° F, or extended heat.
~ harvesting ~
Harvest heads as soon as they are well developed, firm, and solid when squeezed. Cut off heads at base with a sharp knife. Discard outermost leaves. Cabbages left in the ground beyond maturity are more subject to disease and splitting. To delay harvest and prevent the heads from splitting while still in the ground, give the heads a sharp 1/4 turn. This will break the feeder root, but allows smaller roots to continue to nourish the plant until harvested.
~ additional instructions ~
- all seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated, organic & non-gmo (unless noted otherwise).
- detailed instructions are included with every seed package.
- flat rate shipping of $1.95, no matter how many seed packages purchased.
- inquire for discounts available on bulk quantities.